BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity basketball team gained the upper hand in the Bayside South standings, beating Mardela, 60-54, on the road on Tuesday.
Both teams entered Tuesday’s big showdown with just one conference loss, Decatur’s coming to the Warriors way back in the second game of the season at home in what felt like a playoff atmosphere. The seeds of the new rivalry were planted last year when the Seahawks beat the Mardela to ruin the Warriors’ unbeaten season.
In Tuesday’s showdown, both teams exchanged baskets early on and the lead changed several times. Decatur turned up the defensive pressure, which created scoring opportunities on its offensive end, and took a 34-27 lead into halftime.
In the third quarter, the Seahawks steadily pulled away with its relentless press creating turnovers and scoring chances down the other end. Decatur went on a 9-0 run in the third to extend its lead to 49-32 with time running down in the period.
Decatur continued its run into the fourth and built a 20-point lead at one point during the period before Mardela began to battle back. The Warriors chipped away and actually finished the game on a 10-0 run to cut the lead to six, but the damage had been done and the Seahawks hung on for the 60-54 win.
With the win, Decatur improved to 11-1 overall including a 7-1 Bayside South record. Mardela fell to 11-2 overall with the loss, but has won one more conference game and currently holds an 8-1 conference mark.
BERLIN- Decatur’s boys’ varsity basketball team got by host Mardela, 71-59, on Tuesday to halt a five-game skid that dated back prior to the holiday break. The young Seahawks have been competitive throughout the season, but have struggled to a 4-6 record. After winning its first two games, Decatur lost five straight regular season games and the skid reached seven … Continue reading
BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s boys’ varsity basketball team routed visiting Gunston, 60-14, last Friday to pull even at 6-6 on the season. The Mallards cruised past the visiting Herons on Friday. Elio Telo and Wyatt Richins led the offense with 13 points apiece, while Erik Zorn added 10. With the win, the Mallards evened their on again-off again season record to … Continue reading
BERLIN- Coming off one of the program’s most successful seasons ever, the Berlin Little League is now holding registration for the upcoming 2015 season. The 2014 season was a remarkable for the Berlin Little League program for several reasons. For the first time in league history, two Berlin All-Star teams went on to win state championships. The accomplishments off the … Continue reading
OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department’s Boys’ Winter Basketball League continued last week with a full slate of games at Northside Park. The following is a quick look at some of the action: • OC Rec Boosters 47- Bonfire Restaurant 20: James Jones led the Boosters with 21 points, while Gavin Bunting added 10. Calvin Oates led … Continue reading
BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity wrestling team tuned up for its own War on the Shore tournament this weekend with a split in matches last week including a victory over Easton and a loss in the Iron Horse Duals. Decatur will host its annual War on the Shore Tournament this weekend featuring many of the top prep wrestling programs from … Continue reading
BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s boys’ varsity basketball team continued its recent skid with a pair of losses this week. The Seahawks fell to Worcester County rival Snow Hill, 59-55, in a tight game last Thursday on the road. Ernest Shockley led Decatur with 13 points, while Devin McKenzie contributed 12. Back in action against Bennett on Tuesday, the Seahawks fell … Continue reading
BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s boys’ varsity basketball team had an up and down week, beating Salisbury Christian last Wednesday before falling to Chincoteague on Monday. In its first regular season game since the holiday break last Wednesday, the Mallards played a see-saw game with Salisbury Christian and held on the game’s final win to secure the 5-47 win. Worcester led 49-47 … Continue reading
BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity basketball team stayed on a roll this week, sweeping two games to run its current winning streak to six games. The Seahawks beat Snow Hill, 71-41, last Thursday. Dayona Godwin led the way with 29 points, while Payton VanKirk scored 13 and Marina Jones added 12. Back in action at home on Tuesday, Decatur routed … Continue reading
BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s indoor track teams turned in strong performances at a Bayside meet in Snow Hill last week with top 10 finishes in several events. On the girls’ side, Jenna Reimer finished second in the 1,600, while Christina Romano was fifth in the 300. In the 3,200, Jenna Reimer was second, while Peyton Dunham finished sixth overall. In the … Continue reading